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Forwards of the decade, Fantasy favourites and cult heroes – Ep. 343

PODCAST: Roy, Calvin and Warnie announce the forwards for the Team of the Decade.

We don’t know the return date as yet, but in a fortnight we should. Roy, Calvin and Warnie mull over when it could be and what we might need to think about for Fantasy. An old friend leaves a message for the boys and Todd Goldstein is chopped from the Team of the Decade. Calvin isn’t allowed to have a say on the best forwards from the last 10 years as the squad is finalised. As The Traders remember the past, they look at their favourite stories from over the years and the Fantasy cult heroes that go down in folklore.

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Episode guide

1:15 – Roy is optimistic that the season will be underway sooner rather than later.

8:00 – Calvin is taken to task on his inclusion of Todd Goldstein in the Team of the Decade.

16:00 – Team of the Decade FWDs

22:10 – Steve Johnson was the closest to a forward pig we have seen.

30:00 – Justin Westhoff missed just eight games of the decade, should he be considered in the forward line?

33:20 – Lance Franklin kicked 13 goals for 204 Fantasy points, the highest score in the modern era.

36:10 – Dayne Zorko averaged 95 in his debut season to be the forward cash cow of the decade.

42:50 – Via Twitter, Owen offers up some interesting stats from the last decade such as how many points were scored and the highest scoring jumper numbers.

51:00 – Questions from social media – follow @AFLFantasy on Twitter and like the Official AFL Fantasy facebook page.

56:15 – Fantasy faves including when Ben Hudson was suspended by the Crows and Warnie wasn’t happy and called the club.

1:04:00 – Reliving how good the Cats were in the late 2000s – especially ABC; Ablett, Bartel and Corey.

1:10:30 – Beau Muston scored 127 and 106 in his first two games before tanking.

1:19:30 – The boys reel off Brad Johnson’s averages in the 2000s.

1:21:20 – Homework of the week is to pick a Fantasy team of five defenders, seven midfielders, one ruck and five forwards with only one player from each team.

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    April 28, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Hi Warnie this team we can pick with just one player from each team. Does the team have to come within the Fantasy Salary Cap or can we just pick our best players without thinking of the prices?

    • Warnie


      April 28, 2020 at 10:18 pm

      Yep – one player per team, but 5-7-1-5 (as you’ve done below). I’ll post some stuff on social and get something up here on the weekend for people to post in.

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        April 30, 2020 at 10:48 am

        Thanks Warnie

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    April 28, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    If it’s a Team without thinking of the Fantasy Salary Cap
    Laird, Houli, Lloyd, Hurley, Harbrow

    Titch, Macrae, Treloar, Gaff, Cripps, Neale, Oliver

    Whitfield, Westhoff, Steven, Walters, Billings


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    April 28, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Opps my mistook having Billings in Forward Line as he is now a Blue So I’ll go Roberton instead of Houli and chuck Dusty in the Forward Line.

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    April 29, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Thanks gents – entertaining stuff as we all battle through these trying times

    Ruck – Brodie GRUNDY

    Hope footy is back soon!!!!!

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    April 29, 2020 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Cal, maybe it is a bit eary to ask about Trading but seeing the season will be shorter are we better off trading into our teams experienced players or are we better off trading in the Rookies.

    1 Out T Greene In H Young out Dunkley In Selwood Out Rowell In Ward

    2 Out T Greene In H Young Out Starcevich In Rankin Out Cavarra In Sturt

    • Warnie


      April 30, 2020 at 2:50 pm

      There is so much that will happen over the next few weeks, it’s hard to know what advice to give! I will honestly be waiting to see the state of play before really looking at anything.

      But in general, it would be the durable ‘middle aged’ players I will be looking at. Older players might be more likely for a rest in the condensed format and the rookies will be managed. That’s a general comment, but how I see it playing out. Might ask Freako for some stats on that.

      Option 2 would be where I would be heading. While I like Selwood and Ward as ins there, I think Rowell should be right to play. Rookies will be the key… who gets a gig in round 2 (or week 2) is going to dictate a lot.

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        April 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm

        Thanks Warnie,

        While we have a break for a few weeks/ Months I’ve been trying a few options. I really don’t want to lose Rowell but I thought by Trading him out it might be worth it as that would give me enough money to bring Ward and Selwood in. Plus the reason I wanted to bring in Selwood was because in his next game he plays GCS at home. Plus bringing in the 2 experience mids might be better seeing the year is going to be cut short. Or would I be better off Trading.

        T Green, A Brayshaw, B Starcevich
        IN Rankin, B Smith , H Young

        Crisp, B Smith, Houston
        Docherty, Roberton, Brander – Young, Williams

        Macrae, Dunkley Coniglio, Titch
        B Smith, Rowell, Anderson, Pickett – Brown, McInerney

        Grundy, N;smith – Cameron

        Whitfield, D Smith, McPherson
        Schultz, C Taylor, I Rankin – King, Budarick


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    April 30, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Sorry Warnie this is your article, maybe I should of ask you about Trades

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